Dr. Horvath graduated from the University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, in 1990, where he received a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He received a PhD in neurobiology from University of Szeged in 1999. Dr. Horvath was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine between 1990 and 1994 and in 1994, he became a faculty member. Since 2005, he has been the Chair of the Section of Comparative Medicine, which is a free standing academic department of Yale Medical School focusing on animal models of human diseases. Since 1986, the major goal of his research is to determine the signaling flow and regulatory relationship within and between neuronal circuits that underlie the maintenance of physiological and pathological homeostatic conditions with particular emphasis on metabolic disorders, such as obesity, and neurodegeneration. As recognition of his research accomplishments, he has received various honors, including The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize, Honorary Diplomat, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary and Ideas of 2006 by the New York Times Magazine.